Spirit 28 deck mast step - SailNet Community
Introduce Yourself Welcome to the Sailnet.com - The world's largest online sailing community! Tell us about yourself so we can get to know you.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 07-08-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Spirit 28 deck mast step

Hi,

My name is Tom and I've purchased a Spirit 28 with a slight mast step problem. It appears that the compression post is not directly under the mast and causes a slight depression on the starboard side of the cabin top. I thought I'd read about repair of the same problem earlier in Sailnet but for the life of me, my search comes up empty. Any help?
Thanks,

Tom
Tom7 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 07-09-2011
Senior Member
 
mitiempo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,511
Thanks: 0
Thanked 96 Times in 87 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
Welcome to Sailnet.

The depression in not centered under the mast? Please explain.

Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
mitiempo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 6 Old 07-10-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Spirit 28 mast step

Brian,

When the North American Yacht Corporation built the Spirit 28, the compression post was installed a little to port causing a slight depression in the deck on the starboard side.

Tom
Tom7 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 6 Old 07-10-2011
Senior Member
 
mitiempo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,511
Thanks: 0
Thanked 96 Times in 87 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
I am guessing you are referring to the Spirit 28 designed by Robert Finch and built by Glastron.

The bulkhead is only on the port side from what I can see and the compression post is a few inches to port of center. The cabin top is unsupported on the entire starboard side while there is a bulkhead to port. I suppose a beam could be added across the entire cabin top but there would not be any starboard support for it. The compression post could be doubled to starboard to better support the mast above it.

Do you have any pictures?
Attached Thumbnails
3.jpg  

Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
mitiempo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 6 Old 07-10-2011 Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
 
Spirit 28 mast step

Brian,

Don't have pictures and have discovered a more pressing problem. It would seem that the boat had an electrolysis problem which resulted in part of keel support bar between keel bolts being compromised to the point of being severed. The Spirit is not really a blue water sailor to begin with and my diver has discovered blisters also. As I bought this vessel at a good price, I'm thinking my best bet is to look for another more solid vessel possibly in need of an engine as my yanmar and transmission are in good condition. Other parts of the vessel such as traveler, winches (Lewmar) are all salvageable and of good quality. Thanks for responding to my query.

Tom
Tom7 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 6 Old 07-10-2011
Senior Member
 
mitiempo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Victoria B.C. Canada
Posts: 7,511
Thanks: 0
Thanked 96 Times in 87 Posts
Rep Power: 8
   
If you are going to part the boat out I hope you got it for a really good price. The big problem doing this is getting rid of the carcass.

Good luck.

Brian
Living aboard in Victoria Harbour
mitiempo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is there a step by step for a stepping of the mast? Skipper Joe Gear & Maintenance 5 07-15-2009 07:45 PM
How often should I step my mast doons60 Gear & Maintenance 7 05-28-2009 12:58 PM
N27 Mast step? russ1302 Newport 2 08-17-2007 04:53 PM
C&C mast step deck compresion??Help skyamsen Boat Review and Purchase Forum 4 12-19-2002 04:12 AM
Changing mast from keel to deck step vickers41 General Discussion (sailing related) 1 04-10-2001 02:08 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome